Heartland Maps

1905 Township Maps

Townships in the Plat Map Research

To help those unfamiliar with DeKalb County I am providing this partial map of the county (southern end), showing the three townships thus far examined for family farms on the...

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Part III: Family Farm Properties: Victor Twp, DeKalb Co. IL

DOCUMENT ONE: Northern Victor Township This is a really classic example of a 19th century network of family farms. The Sawyer clan dominates the northwest corner of Victor Township. Census...

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Part II: Family Farm Properties: Squaw Grove Twp.

As was done in Part I, I am continuing my use of the 1905 plat maps from the Illinois archives. Squaw Grove Township lies to the east of Clinton Township...

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Part I: Family Farm Properties: Clinton Twp.

The State of Illinois has archived plat maps over the century and I am just beginning to locate family lands from previous centuries. I am using the 1905 edition for...

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MAP of POPHAM COLONY (MAINE 1607)

This map below shows the early settlements, French and British, in the region now known as Maine.  The Popham Colony in 1607 is highlighted in red. If you know anything...

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PLYMOUTH AND MASSACHUSETTS BAY

Many of Nancy’s ancestors, in the Whittington branch flooded into the Massachusetts Bay Colony and left quite an impression before they ditched their digs in Boston and made a pilgrimage...

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MAP of JAMESTOWN (1607)

Map of Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1607. Maps will enlarge if you click on them for better viewing.  Use your back button to return to this page. The end result...

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MAP of NEW NETHERLANDS (1645)

NEW NETHERLANDS 1645 New Netherlands in 1645 included settlements and forts that extended from Schenectady in the north to Swaanendael on the Delaware River estuary in present day Delaware.  The...

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MAP of LONG ISLAND (1646)

MAP OF LANGE EYLANDT (LONG ISLAND 1645) Our Smith ancestors, the von Couwenhovens, settled into the western edge of the island in 1636.  Wolphert Gerretse von Couwenhoven was the first European...

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MAP of NEW SWEDEN (1645)

FRAUNCES TAVERN – NEW SWEDEN 1645 One of the more interesting finds in my search for ancestors found me stumbling blindly through what the British would call an ‘ordinary’ on...